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Director of Materials

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Providence
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Job Description:

This position will have general management responsibility for the Materials Function (fiscal and operational). As a thought leader for the enterprise, the position has overall responsibility to plan, organize, and monitor the activities of the strategic Materials Mgmt team as it relates to all aspects of Lean material flow process development, standardization, advancement, and implementation across the Oshkosh Corp. manufacturing and warehousing network. This role will also be responsible for developing talent and next generation leadership within the Corp or Segment Materials Mgmt team. HOW WILL YOU MAKE AN IMPACT -  Lead, development, standardization, advancement and implementation of a lean enterprise material flow strategy. Scope includes but not limited to: KPIs, PFEP, replenishment systems, WMS, inventory control, production scheduling and IT support systems - Make decisions and provide direction for all facility initiated material flow enhancements and be the single “voice” to ensure all value-added material flow projects are in alignment with the strategy. - Coordinate team organization, distribution of work, skills matrix, employee development, and other administrative functions required to manage and develop talent within the organization. Manage using formal processes and informal coaching, job appraisals, etc - Ensure engagement with business segments and material flow strategy deliverables are executed using a standard set of tools and methods. Ensure team and organizational success against key material flow strategy deployment, inventory, and cost savings metrics - Lead development and deployment of global initiatives to reduce costs in the supply chain by removing wastes. Partner with senior/ executive leadership in logistics, purchasing, and operations to develop future state vision and processes for tactical supply chain execution. - Review and ensure appropriate financial metrics are monitored and proper fiscal controls are in place to maximize cost savings. Significantly reduce excess material handling inside facilities, between facilities and to and from local suppliers through the value stream - Lead efforts to achieve, sustain, and advance world-class material flow and tactical supply chain execution across the global organization. Identify, implement, standardize, and replicate best practices in material flow processes and innovation across the enterprise. - Engage with segment business leaders to drive segment compliance with the corporate material flow strategy by leveraging extensive analytical and leadership capabilities to resolve barriers to implementation. - Leverage shop-floor lean material flow implementation experience to lead and support projects focused on synchronization of material consumption with production, maximizing efficiency of material conveyance routes, and optimal material presentation to the Point of Use. - Responsible for the successful general management of the any segment or corporate led distribution center controlling costs and providing exceptional customer service to the customer ABOUT YOU - Bachelors Degree - 10+ years experience - 5+ years management

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